18 December 2002
KOPS, Jan, H.C. van HALL, F.A.W. MIQUEL and others. Flora Batava. Amsterdam: J.C. Sepp and Son, Leiden: De Breuk & Smits, Haarlem: De erven Loosjes, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, [1800-] 1934 [-1940].
28 volumes, vols. 1-19 in 8o (242 x 151 mm), vols 20-28 in 4o (330 x 247 mm), approximately 2240 engraved and lithographed hand-colored plates, and chromolithographed plates, many folding or double-page by many artists. (A few plates loose.) 20th-century half cloth and marbled boards (some wear to spine ends and edges, a few backstrips becoming loose, a few joints cracked). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplates dated 1893-1933; stamps).
FIRST EDITION of this comprehensive flora of the Netherlands published over 140 years. J.C. Sepp and Son initiated the publication and were responsible for the first 13 volumes, other publishers carried on the project. [With]: Alphabetisch Register Deel 1 tot 14. Leiden, 1873 -- Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Gewassen... Deel 1-25. S'Gravenhage, 1920. Great Flower Books p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3874. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return. (30)
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